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Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson (in white suit) and Paul Linder, CEO of Borinquen Medical Centers (to the right of former Congresswoman Carrie Meek) help the Congresswoman cut the ribbon of the new Carrie Meek Clinic located at Villa Patricia Towers, 7801 N.E. 2nd Avenue, in District 3's Little Haiti on Friday, April 29, 2011. They were joined by, left to right, former Congressman Kendrick Meek and Lucia Davis-Raiford, Director, Miami-Dade Office of Fair Employment Practices, both children of Carrie Meek; Eva P'rez, Borinquen Board Chair; Miami City Commissioner Richard Dunn; Margaret Laforest, Borinquen Board Secretary; City of Miami Mayor Tom Regalado; Paul Velez, Chief Administrative Officer of Borinquen Medical Centers; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime; Congresswoman Corinne Brown from Jacksonville, Florida and North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre.
Even before the devastating earthquake, malnourishment was a huge problem in Haiti. Markets sell “cookies made of clay for 4 cents so mothers can stave off their children's hunger pangs. To tackle the hunger problem, the Baptist Health South Florida Board of Trustees Tuesday night unanimously agreed to provide emergency funding for Haitian relief. More than $170,000 was committed to purchase the ingredients for one million meals for Haiti through an organization called Feed My Starving Children. Calvin Babcock, chair of the Baptist Hospital Board, has worked with this organization for three years in Haiti. The meals are packages of rice, soy protein, chicken broth and vitamins and will be assembled by Baptist Health employees who volunteer to help.
Sleepiness, irritability, fatigue, depression, yawning, and cravings for sweet or salty foods usually serves as warning symptoms of upcoming migraine attacks.The aura which commonly consists of visual symptoms such as flashing lights, zigzag lines, or blind spots in your vision also usually precedes the headache, although occasionally it may occur simultaneously with the headache. Some elderly migraine sufferers may experience only the visual aura without the headache. A less common aura consists of pins-and-needles sensations in the hand and the arm on one side of the body or pins-and-needles sensations around the mouth and the nose on the same side.
Unfortunately, when someone walks into my office complaining of intense, throbbing, or pounding pain behind the eyes or around the temple area which is aggravated by daily activities and bright lights, the first thing that I suspect is a migraine headache. Migraine headaches affect millions of people, leaving many without the ability to function or maintain a productive life. The most common symptom I've noticed to be associated with migraines is that most people wait until the pain is so bad that they can't leave their house before they seek treatment. In addition to that most people have heard of migraines but know very little of how they differ from other types of headaches, what causes them, and what can be done to get some relief.
In Miami-Dade County, drowning happens year round. However, most fatal and non-fatal drowning takes place during the spring and summer. Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 4 in Miami-Dade County. The most common site for a childhood drowning death is a residential swimming pool. For every child who dies from drowning, another three receives emergency department care for non-fatal submersion injuries. Non-fatal drowning can cause brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities including memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.
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